ERIC Number: ED248186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Study of Vermont: A Curriculum Designed for Grades 4-6.
Dubuque, Martha L.
Designed for use in grades 4-6, this guide consists of four basic units related to the study of Vermont: Indian Civilization, Vermont History, Geography and Economics, and Cities and Towns. Each unit lists key concepts, content objectives, skills objectives, and related objectives. Next, specialized vocabulary as well as common, essential vocabulary lists are provided. Content material, supplemental material, suggested activities, and a completion test are also given for each unit. The first unit includes information on the Western Abenaki Indians of Vermont, ancient Indian civilization, and Indians after the arrival of Europeans. The second unit, Vermont geography and economics, deals with mountains, rivers, lakes, geographic regions, general information and division by counties, map reading, and the economy. In the third unit, students learn the cities and towns by participating in a wide variety of activities. The final unit traces Vermont history from the early explorations of Samuel de Champlain to Vermont's independence. Each section provides student materials which can be duplicated. Activities include use of small and large group discussion, simulation, role play, use of media, questioning, independent study, and a skills contract which includes letters to parents and ideas for "make it,""write it,""exhibit it," and "draw it" activities. The document concludes with an appendix of terms, a prerequisite skills chart, a resources guide, and a bibliography. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Note: Portions of supplemental material in the history unit may be marginally legible.